Stanford “Contributing at Every Age” Design Challenge

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Stanford “Contributing at Every Age” Design Challenge

“CONTRIBUTING AT EVERY AGE” Designing for Intergenerational Impact is a Design Challenge 2020 sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge. The competition is open to all university students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for them all.

SCL Design Challenge is offering this competition to reaches out to university students worldwide to create awareness of ageing in a younger generation, increasing their preparedness to design for this population and offering a low-risk, practical way to gain exposure to longevity-related opportunities.

The basic idea of intergenerational design is to create products and services that work for all ages. This year’s challenge focuses on building longevity solutions with cross-generational teams. It offers cash prizes of $10,000 (1st place), $5,000 (2nd place), $2,000 (3rd place) and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • The challenge is open to teams of 2-5 students enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year, attending an accredited university or college globally.
  • Each team must consist of at least one student and at least an additional team member who identifies as being of a different generational cohort from that student.
  • Open to all university students
  • Each team must consist of at least two people: 1) at least one full-time student from an accredited institution of higher education anywhere in the world 2) at least one additional member from a different generation (does not have to be a student)
  • Teams may have a total of up to 5 members and may include non-students
  • Only students are allowed to present at the Finals

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To apply, the applicant must submit an online application through the given link:


Designers will work to create products, services, and programs that encourage people of all ages to come together for purposes as varied as:

  • Family
  • Art
  • Work
  • Play
  • Service
  • Travel
  • Education
  • Societal/Political engagement

To emphasize the need to include people of all ages as contributors, the Challenge will for the first time also require that teams include contributors from multiple generations.


Finalists receive:

  • $1000 for prototyping and presentation development
  • mentorship and personalized coaching from leading industry experts and researchers
  • airfare and hotel reimbursement for 1 student from each team to attend the Finals at Stanford University to present their idea.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 10, 2020.

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